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Santa Clara Broncos Face the Washington State Cougars: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

The Washington State Cougars hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Santa Clara Broncos pay a visit to Friel Court on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Washington State sat as -4.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Santa Clara Broncos vs Washington State Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Washington State Cougars battles the Santa Clara Broncos, currently sitting with a 5-6 mark (3-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 3-4 for the Washington State Cougars and 2-6 for the Santa Clara Broncos.

This game puts the Washington State Cougars, most recently No. 304 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Santa Clara Broncos, who rate No. 126 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Santa Clara is ranked No. 261 in NCAA basketball at 29.29 per game. Contrast that with Washington State's No. 117 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Washington State is the No. 234-ranked team in the country at 5.7 per game, while Santa Clara rates No. 68 at 8.64 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Broncos and Pioneers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cal State-East Bay was handed a 75-50 defeat on Saturday at Leavey Center.

The Cougars endured a 70-56 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Saturday, despite a 10-point effort from Josh Hawkinson at Sprint Center.

Betting Trends
  • Santa Clara is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Santa Clara is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Santa Clara is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Santa Clara's last 17 games on the road
  • Washington State is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games
  • Washington State is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Santa Clara at Valparaiso, Thursday, December 22nd
Washington State at Sacramento State, Wednesday, December 21st